Man Continuously Interrupts Woman During SXSW Panel on Diversity

At a SXSW panel yesterday called How Innovation Happens, Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discussed how an increased level of diversity and gender inclusivity is necessary to bring about breakthroughs in the tech sphere. » 3/17/15 9:50am 3/17/15 9:50am

YouTube CEO: 'Paid Maternity Is Good for Business'

Susan Wojcicki wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal earlier this week making a pretty good case for longer, paid maternity leave. The YouTube CEO is a bit of a trailblazer in the tech industry, she joined Google while it was still a start up and, more interestingly, while she was four months pregnant. Wojcicki… » 1/17/15 3:15pm 1/17/15 3:15pm

Here Is What We Googled in 2014, State by State

"How to get rid of acne." "Are zombies real?" "How to craft." "What is Tinder?" This is just a sampling of some of the weird and wonderful stuff people in America Googled this year. » 12/29/14 11:30pm 12/29/14 11:30pm

Marissa Mayer's Attempts to Fancy Up Yahoo Aren't Going So Great

Marissa Mayer has been running Yahoo for more than two years now. And it's starting to look like she might be dancing on the edge of the glass cliff. » 12/18/14 7:45pm 12/18/14 7:45pm

Duh, Iggy and Beyoncé Won this Year's Internet Popularity Contest

It's the end of year, which means the social networks are rolling out their annual year-end recaps telling us who and what "won the Internet" in 2014. If you were sitting around Googling diamond-encrusted butt plug this year (per Mark Shrayber), then sorry you do not have your finger on the pulse of what's happening… » 12/16/14 6:15pm 12/16/14 6:15pm

Julian Assange Is Here to Discuss His New Book

Julian Assange is the founder of Wikileaks. A wanted man, he recently began his third year living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. He joins us now to answer your questions about his new book, When Google Met Wikileaks. » 9/15/14 12:07pm 9/15/14 12:07pm

Publisher Accidentally Puts Porn Star on Math Textbook

Lazy Googling strikes again! A Thai textbook publisher had to recall 3,000 copies of a math textbook after it was discovered that one of the photos on the book's cover came from a porn movie. Won't somebody please think of the children? » 9/13/14 6:21pm 9/13/14 6:21pm

5 Million Online Passwords Leaked, Check Yours Now [Updated]

According to the Daily Dot, nearly 5 million usernames and passwords associated with Gmail accounts have been leaked on a Russian Bitcoin forum. Here's what you should know. » 9/10/14 12:23pm 9/10/14 12:23pm

Sorry, but all that napping you were looking forward to at the University of Michigan, it's not happening. A lovely communications representative informed Jezebel that the aforementioned nap pods didn't pass a fire safety test and they'd rather you live than sleep so for all those UofM young adults, you'll be catching… » 9/03/14 4:10pm 9/03/14 4:10pm

U of Michigan Introduces 'Nap Pods'; Rest of World Extremely Jealous

If humans do their best work after a good night’s sleep, then naps have to be included in there too, right? University of Michigan has taken that advice to the mattresses and invested in sleep pods for their students so they’ll never stop working. Go Blue! » 8/29/14 4:50pm 8/29/14 4:50pm

Police: Google Exec Murdered by Heroin-Dosing Prostitute ​Aboard Yacht

The People Who Google Their Dates the Most Are Definitely Media People

Over at The Cut, Maureen O'Connor has done another deep dive into the world of dating trends, writing about "the ultimate abstinence": people who abstain from googling their dates. What she doesn't mention is that the people who are the biggest offenders on this front are hashtag "media people." » 6/23/14 3:20pm 6/23/14 3:20pm

Sex Offenders Try to Censor Google Results Following EU Privacy Ruling

Last month in the landmark "right to be forgotten" ruling, Europe's highest court decided that European citizens now have the right to request that search engines remove links containing certain types of personal and sensitive material. Since then, Google has gotten over 41,000 requests for information removal — many… » 6/09/14 1:40pm 6/09/14 1:40pm

Today's Google Doodle Designed by 11-Year-Old Girl

Today's Google Doodle, an animated, detailed illustration of some kind of imaginary water world, was designed by 11-year-old Audrey Zhang, who was awarded a $30,000 college scholarship after winning the Doodle 4 Google competition. » 6/09/14 11:40am 6/09/14 11:40am

Google is 70 Percent Men and 61 Percent White

After years of pressure, Google has released the breakdown of exactly who works for them. To Google, these numbers show that the company is being transparent about the strides they're making to address a real issue. To everyone else, they're pretty much better late than never. » 5/29/14 3:00pm 5/29/14 3:00pm

​Argentinian Model Sues Google Over Porn Site Search Results

Argentinian model and TV personality Belén Rodríguez is embroiled in a battle against Google and Yahoo over search results that link her name to pornographic sites that have used older photos of her without permission. She was already rewarded a sum of $15,000 (which was reduced to $6,200) after she filed legal… » 5/27/14 6:00pm 5/27/14 6:00pm

Google Data From 20 Countries Reveals What Pregnant Women Want

One major initial question that came up for me when I was pregnant was a common one: What could I get away with ingesting and still be regarded as a person growing a healthy baby? Deli turkey? Occasional glass of wine? How many cheese cubes make you a bad mother? » 5/22/14 11:00am 5/22/14 11:00am